Fiorella de Maria

Fiorella de Maria

Fiorella de Maria was born in Italy of Maltese parents. She grew up in Wiltshire, England, and attended Cambridge, where she received a BA in English Literature and a Masters in Renaissance Literature, specializing in the English verse of Robert Southwell, S.J. She lives in Surrey with her husband and four children. A winner of the National Book Prize of Malta, she has published several novels with Ignatius Press.

  1. See No Evil cover

    In this third title in the Father Gabriel Mystery series, the detective priest is less than pleased to find himself the reluctant guest at a wealthy local family’s Christmas party. Only the excellent – and probably black market – food softens the horror of meeting the odious Victor Gladstone, a… Read more »

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  2. Most Dangerous Innocence cover

    It is 1940, the time of the Phoney War. Britain stands alone with German invaders waiting across the Channel and an anxious population preparing for the bloody battle ahead. In an isolated girls’ boarding school, sixteen-year-old Judy Randall watches the coming of war with a mixture of fascination and fear…. Read more »

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  3. The Vanishing Woman - cover

    In this next book in the mystery series by the popular British author, Fr. Gabriel has been sent by his Abbot to assist at a church in a small town where the parish priest, Fr. Foley, is recovering from a heart attack. Enid Jennings is the most hated woman in… Read more »

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  4. In this unusual murder mystery, the tranquility of Saint Mary’s Abbey is shattered by the discovery of a gruesome crime in a cottage on the abbey grounds. A foreign artist and war hero seeking refuge from the world has been murdered. Marie Paige, the frail, sickly wife of the village… Read more »

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  5. We'll Never Tell Them

    Kristjana, a nurse in England, flees twenty-first-century London in order to avoid a decision about her future. While attending a dying man in a Jerusalem hospital, she escapes into another woman’s past and discovers there the courage to embrace her own destiny. Through his vivid storytelling, Kristjana’s cancer patient, Leo… Read more »

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  6. Cover for Do No Harm

    When a British emergency room doctor saves the life a woman who apparently attempted suicide, he is accused of committing a crime and stands trial. Not only is Dr. Matthew Kemble’s medical practice at risk, but also his liberty. If he is found guilty of trespassing on a woman’s right… Read more »

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  7. Cover for Poor Banished Children

    An explosion is heard off the coast of seventeenth-century England, and a woman washes up on the shore. She is barely alive and does not speak English, but she asks for a priest . . . in Latin. She has a confession to make and a story to tell, but… Read more »

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